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  1. Diary of an Al-Anon

    I've had a non fiction project bouncing around in my head for about 15 years now. It would be a memoir about my experiences growing up as the child of an alcoholic. In many ways, I feel ready to tackle this. My mother passed away almost 6 years ago from complications of renal disease. She had a host of health problems all compounded by her life long alochol abuse, and succumbed to them at the too young age of 61. I was only 24.

    Here are the mental and emotional hurdles I now face: ...
  2. Priorities

    I feel like I have an abundance of friends who are participating in NaNoWriMo and I am so envious of their motivation and productivity. I had my third child in August and have written maybe 2k words in my novel since then. I can feel my story slipping away from me at times...then I sit down at a time like right now and it all comes flooding back and I feel guilt. The same way I would feel for neglecting a close loved one. It's both depressing and reassuring. I am still in love with my story. There ...
  3. What have I gotten myself into?

    First off, I don't remember ever "blogging" about anything in my life. I don't even know what this sort of platform is for so I'm just going to use it as my safe ranting place. That's something I need in my life right now and maybe someday I will be glad I chronicled this nonsense.

    Several months ago I decided to start my first novel. I don't know what I expected. I like to think I approached it with a totally open mind, like I try to approach all of my life's endeavors. But ...
    Tags: venting
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